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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.

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I have seen NAS has option to configurer as SAN.
Is it possible to use versa?

I have SAN Lenovo v3700 v2 to use as a SAN or fileserver to configure in Samsung NVR NR-8232-RM
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What is SQL Server and how does it work?
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What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

I've taken over a configuration of BareOS on Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie). Its a fresh install, using both file and Autochanger storage.

Everything looks correct and bconsole will talk with the changer (I can move, mount, unmout, label tapes etc.).

Problem: The backups will write to the autochanger's drive - but ONLY if the tape is manually mounted. If the drive is empty, the backup job will not pull a tape into the drive. It just stays queued indefinitely. If I move the tape to the dirve (even after the job is started) it runs fine.

The tapes are barcoded and labeled.

See pertinent config below:
bareos-dir.txt
bareos-sd.txt
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Dear Experts,

I can not restore full bare metal image backup from my old Windows Server to new Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

There are 4 disks in my old Windows Server

Disk 0 and Disk 1 are Basic

Disk 2 and Disk 3 are Dynamic

And there are 2 disks in my new Windows Server and i want to backup bare metal but i can not select disk during backing up becuase my pagefile is standing on Disk 2 and i can not change it to disk 0 or disk 1 becuase it run out of space. Do you have any solutions how to backup full bare metal but i want to restore only drive C?


Thanks,
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The Seagate STDR5000200 external hard drive we have contains every piece of data for our business such as databases and Microsoft office files.

This hard drive contains around 2 or 3TB of data.

We are using BitLocker on a Windows 10 Pro PC to encrypt this Seagate STDR5000200 external hard drive.

After 24 hours, at around 6:00pm yesterday the encryption progress had reached around 80%.

We decided to leave the encryption running for this hard drive on the Windows 10 Pro PC overnight.

While running, I set this PC to never go to sleep or have it's screen turned off.

This morning, at about 9:00am, I checked the Windows 10 Pro PC and the login screen was displayed.

I found out that a Windows Update had restarted the PC where the external hard drive had been encrypting.

I checked Event Viewer on the Windows 10 Pro PC and found that it had restarted at 5:05am.

After logging in to this PC, the BitLocker encryption progress did not appear or pop up.

I clicked on the drive which had been encrypting and it required a password to be entered.

I entered the password and had access to the files.

It did not continue encrypting so I am not certain whether this drive had fully encrypted or not.

How do I find out if this external hard drive has been fully encrypted by BitLocker?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Background:   iMac, Sierra.  There are damaged sectors.  There is a 30GB  Parallels file that appears to occupy some of those sectors.
  • I ran Disk Utility, which stopped as soon as it found a damaged sector, and reported that it couldn't help.
  • DiskWarrior showed a "preview drive"   I could only copy about 15GB of the Parallels file before I got an error message that file couldn't be copied.
  • Mac Data Recovery Guru - they found the sectors, kept running, but no Parallels file showed up on the list of recoverable files.
Is there any other software or method that can recover the large Parallels file, or enable me to extract whatever undamaged files are located inside?

Thanks.
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Dear Experts, we realized that Veeam 8.0 displayed the incorrect information about our VMs. These 2 hosts have nothing in used size for sure (they were thin-provision and took about 500 GB each). This leads to the slow backup time (even it is just incremental). I also got the proxy bottleneck. I also got the notification from Veeam that these 2 hosts were no longer processed by this job?

Do you know why and how to fix this?

Environment:
- Veeam 8.0 R&R
- Win server 2012R2
- VMware ESXi 6.5
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People,

My Exchange Server 2013 DAG mailbox (Passive) cannot truncate the transaction logs with the below error as I can see from the backup software (Veeam):

The server name: PRODMBX01-VM
Unable to truncate Microsoft Exchange transaction logs. Details: Failed to call RPC function 'Vss.FinishSnapshot': Error code: 0x800401fd. Failed to invoke func [FinishSnapshot]: Object is not connected to server.

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This is the result of the vssadmin list writers command:
Writer name: 'Microsoft Exchange Writer'
   Writer Id: {76fe1ac4-15f7-4bcd-987e-8e1acb462fb7}
   Writer Instance Id: {678f3888-9335-4294-81af-cbde9348672c}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: Retryable error

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As at the moment, there is no Active mailbox DB running in PRODMBX01-VM so it only holds a passive copy.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Note:

What's the impact when running this command below during the business hours:

diskshadow
set verbose on
set context volatile
add volume \\?\Volume{3c8d1bcb-9d95-11e5-80b0-806e6f6e6963}\
add volume X:
add volume C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1
begin backup
create
end backup

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Source: https://www.veeam.com/kb1980
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I have a client, he is a doctor, he wants to backup offsite but wants it stored at his home.  Looking for recommendations for a hardware/software solution.
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Hello experts I'm trying to compare Pros / Cons of using Windows build-in back-up & Acronis 12.5 for windows server.
Also which type of media is best for storing back-ups on.  Traditionally we used magnetic tapes, but thinking of switching to HDD's.
Also Pros/Cons of Using HDD / tape / online back.
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The Seagate STDR5000200 external hard drive we have contains every piece of data for our business such as databases and Microsoft office files.

It is locked in a safe for a month at a time.

For a few hours, this Seagate drive would be out of the safe for backing up PC and server data.

The data to backup is on Windows PCs and servers with operating systems such as Windows 10, 7 and XP.

This drive is replaced each month at a time by another drive which contains backup data.

The Seagate backup drive is not connected to a PC or to the cloud.

I believe this drive may not need encryption.

The reason being that if a thief steals it, the fact of them being a hacker is a billion to one.

What is the best password protection for Seagate STDR5000200 external hard drive?

Thanks,
Robbie
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VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE
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VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

A file server will be converted to a virtual server hosted by VMware.

1. Should I convert data partition (which has 4TB) or data , or
2. Atach a NAS on the orignal server and copy the folders into the NAS. Convert C partition to a virtual server. Afterwards, create a virtual data partition and copy all folders to the virtual server


Which way is faster ?

Thx
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How can I find the folders which contain the largest files?

Is there a program or feature of MacOS?

Thanks.
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hi everyone:
                        i have a several tapes loaded on the library and only 2 slots free. Is there any command or select to unload full/unused/old tapes on the library?

Thanks in advance.
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Hello Experts,

I have problems with BitTorrent Sync on Synology NAS: I have two identical NAS (Synology DS 214, Version DSM 6.1.3-15152 Update 3) where I configured BitTorrent Sync Package (Version 2.3.7-1) to synchronize data between two distant locations.

This worked fine for some months, but recently I found one of the two NAS fails to send new files to the other one. The NAS where it fails contains quite a lot of data (lots more than the other one), the synchronized data (one shared folder) it's about 870 GB, 370000 files in 23500 directories, overall there is about 1,1 TB, 520000 files in 39000 directories - the filesystem is EXT4.

I checked the BitTorrent log and found a large amount of error messages like this:
[20170826 05:26:49.206] MC[1CCF] [18FC]: processing get_nodes message for /NAS_II/<Path>/<Filename>
[20170826 05:26:49.207] MC[1CCF] [18FC]: too many nodes to send 190671, stopping at /NAS_II/<Path>/<Filename>

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I searched for info about this message and found a hint this probably could be solved by increasing the  (https://forum.resilio.com/topic/40934-latest-destkop-build-214/) Max torrent metadata size in advanced preferences.

Question: Does anyone know if there may exist other reasons for these log messages?

Now I tried to change this but found there seems to be a problem with the settings files, it seems for any reason they're not updated after I changed the settings (via BitTorrent Sync's WebGui), when I view the settings after I changed them they look ok, but when I restart BitTorrent Sync and check the settings they're turned back to the values they had before.

I found the settings are stored in a file settings.dat
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I'm thinking of a portable USB hdd or QNAP NAS for Window server backup for remote office.

As there is no IT, the backup device will be attached / plugged into the network. I'm considering the WannaCry attach as I will encrypt my data in the backup device as well.

Is there any way to prevent this ? Can we do something like use another password to unlock the backup and lock it again on the portable HDD or NAS ?

Thx
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Need to find a solution to backup 2TB of data on PowerEdge 710. The budget is very limited. Any suggestion ?

Thx
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I have a server that is in my DMZ that I need to add to the backup jobs. The commvault 10 system is on my internal domain while the DMZ server is not. How do I setup the client on that server and what ports will need to be open through the firewall for the backups
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CrashPlan for Home is being discontinued.  I greatly depend on its ability to do computer-to-computer backups across the Internet, as opposed to cloud-based backups.  Unfortunately, this feature is not supported in CrashPlan's new "Small Business" offering.  What alternative solution can anyone recommend?  Ideally, it would:

  • Automatically back up the data on one of my computers and send it encrypted across the Internet to another one of my computers located on a different network.
  • Be easy to set up and maintain.
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Hi everyone:
                        I need to download the current SSL certificates from my ts3500 ibm library in order to update them and then upload to the library again.  Any idea about the process download/upload?

thanks in advance.
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NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows
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NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Backup and recover physical and cloud-based servers and workstations, as well as endpoint devices that belong to remote users. Avoid downtime and data loss quickly and easily for Windows-based physical or public cloud-based workloads!

Hi Guys I did a backup on Veritas System Recovery on a server 2008r2 server but doesn't want to accept my password when I type it in is there any way to get around this
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Backup
"Any files you do not have backed up in at least two [other] places are files you do not care about."
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Hello All,

I am receiving a duplicate copy of  backup report from commvault.

kindly assist to stop the system from sending two copies of summary backup report of which one report is empty.

Regards
Claver
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I have 4 of these and all of them give me a similar error even when using a new tape.
I have run the cleaning tape 6 times on each of them with no change,
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I am running VEEAM Backup & Replication 9.5 on a Windows Server 2012 R2. VEEAM is configured to backup VM's from 2 Hyper-V Servers that are running Windows Server Data Center 2012 R2. While all VM's backup successfully 'on occasion', often, I get the following error:

Failed to create snapshot (Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0) (mode: Veeam application-aware processing) Details: Writer 'Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer' is failed at 'VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_SNAPSHOT'
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I go to the VM Server identified, run the command "vssadmin list writers", and see that a number of VSS entries says 'timed out. I stop/start the Volume Shadow Copy service then restart the server. The backup jog then completes successfully. This issue will occur again after the 2nd or 3rd successful backup and again, I have to restart the server to get successful backups.

Obviously I cannot continue restarting these affected servers (all of which has databases including Exchange Server 2013). Is there anything that would likely cause the VSS services to periodically time out and fail a backup? Thanks
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Dear Experts,

Recently, I ran some disk cleaning on the server, and after reboot, it failed to get to the log in screen. ( Hung at "Applying Computer Settings" for hours.)  After doing some Googling, I booted the server to Safe mode, and changed all Exchange services to Automatic (Delayed Start), and got it to boot.  Now I cannot connect to Exchange server.  (MS Exchange Server 2010 running on Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1)

I have manually started all of the Exchange services, however, I cannot get Exchange Transport, Exchange System Attendant,  and Information Store to start.  They will say Starting, and it stays there.  Service Host will error out saying The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

I looked into Event Viewer and am getting "Unhandled Exception "The Microsoft Exchange Active Directory Topology service on server localhost did not return any suitable domain controllers." error every minute.
My DC is the same server, and AD works fine, so I do not know what the issue is at this point.

Please advise.
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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.